Katachi Amti Recipe (Spicy Accompaniment To Maharashtrian Puran Poli)
Katachi Amti is a typical accompaniment to the quintessential Maharashtrian sweet Puran Poli. Majority of the festive fares in Maharashtra feature Puran Poli- Katchi Amti combo as its star attraction. Katachi Amti is made from the stock leftover from cooking Chana Dal, which is used as a stuffing for Puran Poli. This stock is thinned down and flavoured with different spices.
Spicy Katchi Amti complements the sweet Puran Poli or you can also serve it with steamed rice.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Maharashtrian recipes such as
- 2 cups Dal Stock , water left over from cooking the chana dal for puran poli
- 1 cup Water , (or as required to thin down the stock)
- 3 Cloves (Laung)
- 1 to 2 Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 5 to 6 Curry leaves , torn into pieces
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery , grated (adjust the amount to taste)
- 1 teaspoon Tamarind Paste , (adjust the amount to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon Maharashtrian Goda Masala
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Handful, chopped
- Salt , to taste
How to make Katachi Amti Recipe (Spicy Accompaniment To Maharashtrian Puran Poli)
To begin making the Katachi Amti recipe, first mix water with the stock (also called as Kat).
Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the mustard seeds.
Once they splutter, add the cloves, bay leaf and peppercorns.
Fry for few seconds and then add the cumin seeds. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves.
Add the diluted Kat. Add jaggery, tamarind pulp, Masala and season with salt.
Bring it to a rolling boil and serve hot. Spicy Katchi Amti complements the sweet Puran Poli or you can also serve it with steamed rice.